—In recent years, disaster management has become a
new concern in decision making in most world countries. The
main reason for this trend among world countries is the
phenomenon of how to keep in safety critical infrastructures
that can cause complex and difficult situations in the case of a
failure problem or a catastrophic event. As a consequence the
appearance of a large number of vulnerabilities and the
increasing interdependence of economic and social activities put
vital networks (lifelines) in a particular delicate position.
However, these networks form critical infrastructures such that
safety and security of each one of them depend on all the others.
The more these critical infrastructures are interdependent, the
more their failure can have catastrophic consequences on the
whole. To strengthen and manage these infrastructures, and
reduce their vulnerabilities, several research issues appeared in
the past. This paper aims to present a modeling approach to
solve problems related to the cause of failures of critical
infrastructures. These issues are treated through agent based
modeling and simulation by providing proactive solutions and
take appropriate decisions by creating adaptive simulation
—Critical infrastructure, interdependency,
security, simulation, multi-agent systems.
Safa Attia, Abdelhak Boubetra, and Manel Saad Saoud are with the
Department of Computer Science, University of Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Cite:Safa Attia, Abdelhak Boubetra, and Manel Saad Saoud, "Decision Making Issues Related to Critical Infrastructures Interdependencies Management," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2014.